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Would You Leave A Bugatti With Its Engine Running In A Big City?

Sometimes you need to just run from your car and grab something real quick, so you leave the engine running while you pop into the shop for a Cornetto. Would you do that, though, if your car was a Bugatti Veyron, and you were in the middle of London?

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This video from the guys at Shmee150 shows a cream (or is it eggshell? Discuss below in the comments) Bugatti Veyron with Dubai plates pulling up to the curb on a busy London street. The driver hops out and runs away for a second, all 16 cylinders of the Bug's engine still happily thrumming away. He's either incredibly brave or incredibly careless.

I suppose the traffic might be a hindrance, but given an open road there's no way the cops could catch you at more than 250 miles per hour.

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rb1971
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Actually, I think that once you pass a certain "niceness" level on cars - probably around the level of a Maserati but including some nicer old cars - the chance that someone will mess with it goes down dramatically, and you can get away with stuff like this.

I first heard this a few years ago when I was discussing with a friend who has owned several Ferraris (and some other exotics) my reluctance to buy one and mentioned that you couldn't park it anywhere without worrying. His view was that he worried less about his Ferrari 575 (at the time) than his M5, since people might take pictures but won't get close to the Ferrari since they assume someone is watching it. I find the same thing with my 1M and Continental - I've come back from a store to have someone touching my 1M (respectfully, fortunately probably for both of us), but people stand well back from the Conti and take pics.